is associated with Lord Vishnu's adoration to the archamurti Siva
Peruman, who bestowed on Him boons, besides the potent Sudarsana
chakra. According to sthalapurana, Vishnu was constrained to release
His powerful disc in favour of His saranarthi Kupan, a devout king
against Dadhichi. Alas ! the disc lost its sharpness due to the soul
power of Maharshi Dadhichi. So Mahavishnu adored Lord Siva here to
get the Sudarsan chakra, He was is possession of, after killing
Jalandhara. He prayed to the Lord offering one thousand lotus
flowers everyday. Lord Siva put Him to test by hiding a lotus.
Finding the number short, Mahavishnu atonce plucked out one of His
eyes and substituted it. Pleased with His sincerity, Lord Siva
fulfilled His desires along with the much coveted Sudarsan chakra
and named Him Padmaksha too. As the Highest Divinity adored Lord
Siva and offered His eye too, there is a belief that bhaktas get
their desires accomplished even if they worship the Lord for a
single moment even. Chandra, the moon-god worshipped the Lord also.
Sambandar praised the glory of the Lord in verse. There is a
beautiful image of Vishnu in standing posture just opposite to the
Moolavar. The local names of the archamurtis are Manikanteswarar and
Anjanakshi Animal. A miss-not-temple for fulfilment of desires.
lies 4 km of Kancheepuram accessible by bus and taxi.